Favorite ThisPaper Diamond releases new single "Better Things"

Published: December 15, 2011

Following this fall's single release of "Can We Go Up," the tune that got stuck in everyone's head and dominated the Hype Machine Charts at #1, Paper Diamond (Pretty Lights Music / Elm & Oak) offers his follow up single, a tasty little tidbit in anticipation of his forthcoming EP Paragon, and it sure is a sweet morsel. With a foundation of that gritty bassline that we love so much, "Better Things" is a hip-hop tempo banger, with glitchy rhythms and buildups that crash down into melodic bleeps and bloops. It's a fun listen that is simultaneously unexpectedly poignant, somehow employing those beats to call forth an emotion that you'd completely forgotten you could experience. Paper Diamond is in the process of the putting the final touches on Paragon, due for release in 2012, so stay tuned!
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through winter and into the New Year. Paper Diamond will be stopping by Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Memphis, as well as many others in between. Paper Diamond will join Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, and Diplo for Lights all Night, a pre New Years Eve gala on December 30th at Dallas's Convention Center. Then kicking the New Year off right, Paper Diamond will be joined by Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar, and Theophilus London for Snowglobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe on New Year's Eve! Following that, Paper Diamond will also be performing on the Jam Cruise, which passes through Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, and Jamaica, and features a comprehensive line-up of artists across many different genres.

Paper Diamond has been consistently touring during the fall with his musical cohorts from both Pretty Lights Music and Elm and Oak. Through this winter leg, Paper Diamond will be joined by The M Machine (signed to Skrillex's label OWSLA) December 18 - January 28, The Polish Ambassador (1320 Records) February 3, and Paul Basic (Pretty Lights Music) and SuperVision (Pretty Lights Music) February 4 - February 11. 

12/16/11 Three20South, Breckenridge, CO
12/30/11 Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
12/31/11 Snowglobe Festival, Lake Tahoe, NV
01/07/12 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
01/09/12 – 1/14/12 Jam Cruise 10, Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, Jamaica
01/18/12 The Venue at the Hub, Fargo, ND
01/19/12 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
01/20/12 Winter Warmer Fest, Oconomowoc, WI
01/21/12 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI
01/25/12 Bluebird Theater, Bloomington, IN
01/26/12 Majestic Live, Madison, WI
01/27/12 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
01/28/12 Laird Room, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
02/01/12 Sun Music Hall, Floyd, VA
02/03/12 Canal Club, Richmond, VA
02/04/12 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
02/08/12 Vartsity Theater, Baton Rouge, LA
02/09/12 Bourbon Street Bar, Auburn, AL
02/10/12 Newby’s, Memphis, TN
02/11/12 Cam’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

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